The new propaganda is liberal. The new slavery is digital
- John Pilger
What is modern propaganda? For many, it is the lies of a totalitarian state. In the 1970s, I met Leni Riefenstahl and asked her about her epic films that glorified the Nazis. Using revolutionary camera and lighting techniques, she produced a documentary ...
Spielberg vs. Tarantino: Hollywood and the Past
- Gilad Atzmon جيلاد أتزمون گيلاد آتزمون
History is commonly regarded as an attempt to produce a structured account of the past. It proclaims to tell us what really happened, but in most cases it fails to do that. Instead it is set to conceal our shame, to hide those various elements, ...
Destroying the Commons: How the Magna Carta Became a Minor Carta
- Noam Chomsky
This column is adapted from an address by Noam Chomsky on June 19 at the University of St. Andrews in Fife, Scotland, as part of its 600th anniversary celebration.
Down the road only a few generations, the millennium of Magna Carta, one of ...
A few words on Harriet Tubman's life (circa 1820 - 1913)
- Africans in America
Harriet Tubman is perhaps the most well-known of all the Underground Railroad's "conductors." During a ten-year span she made 19 trips into the South and escorted over 300 slaves to freedom. And, as she once proudly pointed out to Frederick ...
Democracy and Debt: Has the Link been Broken?
- Michael Hudson
Book V of Aristotle’s Politics describes the eternal transition of oligarchies making themselves into hereditary aristocracies – which end up being overthrown by tyrants or develop internal rivalries as some families decide to “take ...
A cog has broken. His name was Ezequiel.
- Ana Atienza
When the day ends and sleep begins to overtake me, I like to read or watch something entertaining on television. Those of us who, out of conviction, or moral responsibility or simple obstinacy, manage to keep ourselves informed and to denounce inconvenient ...
Ending the Slavery Blame-Game
- Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Thanks to an unlikely confluence of history and genetics — the fact that he is African-American and president — Barack Obama has a unique opportunity to reshape the debate over one of the most contentious issues of America’s racial ...